Azonic Bigfoot MTB pedals review
The Bigfoots are some of Azonic’s most expensive pedals and have a super-large 120x110mm platform. Using bushings (two per pedal) instead of bearings has allowed Azonic to keep the platform thin – the main body is just 12mm thick – and minimise the axle bulge on the crank side of the pedal.
The platform isn’t concave and Azonic has tried to compensate for this by using extra long grub screw pins on the outside edges of the pedal and shorter hex head pins in the middle. The bushings can be adjusted via two locking nuts on the end of the axle, so when a small amount of play developed during testing it was easy to get rid of.
The Bigfoots are proper grip monsters thanks to the wide platform and long pins, though without any concavity, contact with the platform itself isn’t as good as on some similarly priced pedals. Your shoes sit on the pins rather than into the pedal, and if you wear anything other than stiff-soled flat-specific shoes, you’ll feel the grub screws biting into your feet. The pins are so long that they’re easily bent too.
The pedals are available in anodised black and silver as well as the painted neon yellow finish tested here.